When Sister sends jam in a balikbayan box, she sends enough bottles for a normal healthy person to turn diabetic in a fortnight. :) When the shipment includes several stunningly good raspberry jams that are so redolent of summer and so lightly altered that some almost whole fruit still exist, you throw dietary caution to the wind, and toast up a bagel or whatever most convenient carbohydrate you have handy to serve as a vessel for the jam to your mouth. I had a toasted bagel with cream cheese and some of the raspberry jam for breakfast. It was superb. Sister likes a very loose jam, almost like a thick sauce, but what really stood out was the intense raspberry flavor. Delicious!
And we aren’t taking 8oz jars here, this was a good 16-20 oz of jam, and one of three(!) bottles of raspberry in the box. :)
She also had a bottle of blackberry (another personal favorite), sour cherry, seville oranges/bergamot/whiskey and vanilla, and a rhubarb and blood orange preserve.
This photo above was taken as the morning sunlight hit our dining table. There is truly nothing as alluring as natural colors of food… And for all of you curious what was in that bottle of jam I posted yesterday? The correct answer is Buddha’s Finger Citron Marmalade. Can’t wait to try it. :)